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Laser eye surgery is used to reshape the cornea, the eye’s outermost lens, which is responsible for bending and focusing light within the eye to help create the images we see.
The procedure applies a strong beam of light to correct the cornea’s focusing power.
Laser eye surgery has been used since the 1990s and is well-recognised for its ability to decrease or completely eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses.
Recent technological advances with laser eye surgery further enable the laser to reshape the cornea without disturbing the eye’s surface.
The three types of laser eye surgery performed at Mosman Eye Doctors include, PRK (photorefractive keratectomy), LASIK (laser assisted in situ keratomileusis).
Is laser eye surgery suitable for me?
PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) is a type of laser eye surgery used for mild to moderate vision correction.
It involves removing part of the surface layer of the eye before applying the laser directly to the cornea for reshaping.
LASIK (laser assisted in situ keratomileusis) is the most common type of laser eye surgery performed.
It involves the use of two lasers, the first to create a small flap in the cornea and the second to reshape the cornea.